Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan


The Chemistry Department prepares students for a diverse and changing world. We strive to contribute to a chemically literate society through teaching (with classrooms, labs, and research), scholarship, and service.


The Chemistry Department provides rigorous preparation of citizens whose career paths require expertise in chemistry. We are dedicated to rigorous standards for content knowledge, communication skills, research quality, and professional behavior. We are committed to demonstrating science as a human endeavor and as a way to understand the natural world. The faculty in the Chemistry Department see themselves as resources for our units, university, region, state, nation, and world.


  • We value the development of knowledgeable and inquisitive students in the chemical professions.

  • We value quality undergraduate research opportunities designed to make involvement in state of the art chemical research a part of a student's chemistry education.

  • We value access to a quality education in chemistry for a diverse range of students.

  • We value rigorous standards for teaching and learning.

  • We value effective and innovative teaching practices.

  • We value a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative teaching and learning community composed of diverse scholars.

  • We value the synergistic relationship of teaching, scholarship, and service.

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